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spending and he will accomplish it all by eliminating federal funding for pbs. the question is can obama and his team win the post-debate debate by highlighting some of this nonsense and romney's fuzzy language? willy brown is the former mayor of san francisco, former speaker of the house out there. joan walsh is editor-at-large for salon and the author of "what's the matter with white people." i want to get to these points. can you win on the facts having lost perhaps on performance value? >> it's very, very difficult to get people in the world observing politicians to ever come to the substance. they always go for style. they always are influenced by performances, and i believe mr. obama took a licking last night. the public knows that and now to suggest that the facts support what his position is supposed to be i don't think carries. >> you know, i got to ask you a personal question about the president. you know, i do look up to him in so many ways. when i'm with him i say to myself and i do this objectively, i listen to him after he's briefed us on something, this guy ought to be pre
. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: ari berman is a political correspondent for "the nation" and author of the book "herding donkeys." last year he wrote a piece called "the gop war on voting." much of what he wrote has come to fruition. he joins us from new york. good to have you on this program. >> i am a longtime admirer. thanks for having me. tavis: honored to have you on. let me talk about this piece you wrote for "rolling stone." i don't want people to think we are demonizing or casting aspersions on the gop, but i want you to lay out the facts. is it the case that most of this push, these strict voter i.d. laws, this is being pushed almost exclusively by republicans, yes or no? >> there are issues where democrats and republicans are at fault, where they are both to blame. this is not one of these issues. this is an issue that since the 2010 elections, laws that restrict the right to vote have been passed overwhelmingly by republicans in states with republican legislatures and republican government. that includes efforts to crack down on v
their first ever single. we look at how it holds up. decker packwood cause >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america to the problem. the turkish prime minister said today he had no intention of starting a war with syria. but the message is mixed and the tensions are high. the turkish parliament authorize military action against neighbor after syrian shells landed in the turkish town killing five civilians. >> lot this was not turkey's war, but the deaths of one family next to the syrian border have changed kuwait this country sees its neighbors conflicts. the government has called the strike from syria a final straw. left of the isn't family hoped. -- this is what is left of the family home. the families mother and children were sitting in the garden when the shell hit. >> we were eating and we heard the sound obama. the shrapnel fell, hit the wall and in the ground. we could have been killed. -- we heard the sound of the bomb. syria has apologized for the debts, but those of fear another accidental strike. >> we are scared to death. we don't know when another reporter is going to be fire
know, like a -- driving while black. (laughter) >> did you just learn that phrase, stkpwhro *pb. >> jon: no! no! yeah. um -- cat williams special. >> yeah. d.w. b. what are you down with the brothers now, stkpwhro *pb. >> what? what? is down good? >> just drop the slang and step away, jon. >> jon: all right, all right. but you're right. when a cop does a d.w.b. -- (laughter). -- he can see you're black. but when you purge elvira washington from the voter rules, that sounds black but you don't know. it's like being pulled over by a blind cop. (laughter) you know? he hears your hip-hop music, how's he suppose to know you're a jewish kid from oberlin? (applause) >> jon: but, look, the whole thing -- he's not supposed to know. the whole thing is a farce. in-person voter fraud doesn't exist. it's like outlawing new york met world series celebrations. it doesn't -- (laughter). >> there you go, jon. >> jon: all right. >> actually, voter fraud laws have given me a great idea. >> jon: what is that? >> voter fraud. (laughter) i urge black people to vote early and often. (laughter) and then late,
the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs, big bird. i actually like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> cnn political analyst and editorial director of the national journal. hi, ron. >> good morning, carol. >> i know it's not the most important issue of the night. plenty of people actually think lehrer helped mitt romney by allowing him so much time to answer questions. fair? >> i don't know. he has been an important force in presidential debates. last night was not a good night for him. the new format has a lot of strength, allows you to drill down on a subject, providing sustained focus on one area at a time. and he simply did not take advantage of it. he didn't have meaningful follow-ups. he didn't challenge them. he really didn't kind of force them to move beyond their kind of comfort zone and their talking points. i think it was a tremendous missed opportunity. i bet the other moderators will learn from it and being more aggressive in using this tool that the new format provides him. >> cnn's candy crowley is up next and she's
of the detroit tigers. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the first presidential debate is behind them, but the two sides went at it again today. republicans said their man took it to the president in the denver duel. the obama camp charged the truth got trampled in the process. >> la night i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very different visions for the country. and -- (applause) -- and i think it was helpful to be able to describe those visions. i said the president's vision is trickle-down government and i don't think that's what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> repo
to pbs. spending things to borrow money from china to for it. >> 5 million jobs in the private created. industry has come back and housing has begun to rise. said there was no way mitt promise ofd keep his taxes without adding to deficit. before thee weeks election, he says his big, bold idea is never mind. >> the president never brought the controversial 47%,. analysts say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like this could wipe slate clean. >> as both candidates hit the supporters of, the present offer this a device. -- twohave to the war debates, did it to mitt romney. >> this debate is making a new on the -- is having a on twitter. >> twitter tracks just how many tweets were sent and which most. sparked the there were 10.3 million sent between 9:00 in 1030. came whenhe moderator not" romney, "let's talk about ad to topic.nt comments about cutting funding pbs for also hot topics. abc7 is your vote 2012 station the candidates on the road again today. we will have more on that at 87 at 5:00 and 6:00 right here. >> a story is developing in where the country's has authorized m
the debate. but moderator and pbs anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money for things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: they will square off again october 16. the vice-presidential candidates will soon get their chance. their first and only debate is set for next thursday. in denver, i'm bigad shaban. now back to you. >> bigad, were there any major missteps by either of the candidates? oh, okay. we'll get back to buy good a little later. >>> starting today, president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum on our website, cbssf.com. you can check that out. today's issue, of course, the economy. and we want to get a discussion going. who do you think won round one of the presidential debate? and why? comment on facebook or twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> developing news in san jose where investigators are still on the scene of a
% of the people we surveyed said romney won the debate. but moderator and pbs anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money for things we have to borrow money from china to pay for. >> reporter: they will square off again october 16. the vice-presidential candidates will soon get their chance. their first and only debate is set for next thursday. in denver, i'm bigad shaban. now back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, trending now on social media, the comment that romney would fire big bird. it gained 25,000 followers on twitter overnight. less than 30 minutes ago, he thanks governor romney for making his account so popular so a little bit of fun there. president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential for trum on cbssf.com. today's issue much like last night, the economy. >>> some developing news in san jose where investigators are still on the scene of a deadly shooting. cbs
comment about big bird. but does pbs really need our money for sesame street? it could be a stand alone profit center, couldn't it? we have the numbers and we'll give them to you. and dan henninger, says thanks to last night's debate we have a real presidential race on our hands. dan will be here and as for the media, leftist newspapers and commenttators are in unanimous in the agreement that romney won the debate last night. i'm shocked. we'll ask the media watch dog about it and see if their tone changes by ten o'clock this morning. remember, we do want to hear from you. e-mail us right now, varney@foxbusiness.com, we've reached some of them on the air, occasionally. 7 early movers this thursday morning. applied materials expects to reduce the global work force by 1300 positions down a fraction. and marriott international swung to third quarter profit. all right, 39 for marriott. up nearly a buck. medical device company, new basics outlook disappoints, bad news for any stock, down 30%. yeah, no, is that 30% or 22? i can't see, 32%. september sales rise more than expected at costco, th
that lit up twitter more than anything else was a comment by mitt romney how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, big bird and i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: after the comment was made, there were 17,000 tweets per minute for the words "big bird ,," 10,000 for pbs. this debate really dominated twitter more so than either of the conventions. it was really pretty incredible. i'll have more on that and more from what the candidates had to say about medicare, taxes coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> really interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians watch the debate in our studio last night. former congressman tom periello of virginia conceded mitt romney won the night but he may have to pay the price for his strong performance. >> his policy positions a
for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: in just a few hours, president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney will take the stage at the university of denver's magness arena for the first of three election debates. tonight's encounter, moderated by the "newshour's" own jim lehrer, is to focus on domestic policy. the first half of the 90-minute face-off will be spent on the number one issue for most voters this year: the economy. joining us for the debate, and here with us now to preview what to expect tonight are two familiar faces syndicated columnist mark shields and "new york times" columnist david brooks. gentlemen, welcome. the night is finally here. mark, no pressure, just 60 million people will be watching. what are you looking for from tonighta encounter? >> what i'm looking for, judy, is that the-- the candidate who understands
, apologize mr. president. >> i like -- >> good. i'm sorry, jim, i will stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i like big bird. i will not keep borrowing money. >> president obama responded by questioning pledge to cut taxes for all and reducing the deficit at the same time. >> math, common sense and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. we've tried this. we've tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch that's made in 2001-2003. >> the national federation of independent businesseses said your plan will kill 700,000 jobs. i don't want to kill jobs in this environment. >> romney slammed the president for the collapse of sill cylinderra and among things. 46% of america he considered himself -- themselves victims. even president supporters frustrated he didn't go on the owe -- offensive. >> we have crews with both of them. we start with paul chambers, who was with republican viewers. >> watched part of the debate in the cop tra costa county campaign headquarters. people there was very happy. the group watched the first head-to
about this all night. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like big bird. i like you too. upon but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. >> big bird might go, and by the way, pbs, comes out of massachusetts, by the way. it showed that mitt romney was prepared, he used some humor tonight, he wasn't afraid to go at the moderator in that way. i think he was tongue in cheek for much of what he was saying. the larger point was let's not spend money and get ourselves into debt with china buying up most of our bonds. and that's a point that will resonate with some people. of the big thing romney did in closing, he stayed focused on jobs. i think it was a good night for him for that reason. >> and the polls showed that as well. thank you so much. he'll be back next week for the vice presidential debate. >> thanks so much. >>> starting tomorrow , president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum right here on cbssf.com. >>> a man sitting on the cal train tracks in the south bay is hospitalized this
the subsidee to pbs and other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. >> somebody started a fire big bird twitter account. in a half hour they had 9900 followers. thought to be outdone somebody started a facebook page called big bird for president. the next debate takes place a week from tomorrow in danville, kentucky when vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan face-off. we will air that debate starting at 6:00. >>> developing news, and police are at the scene of a double homicide that may have resulted from a neighbor dispute. one man was taken from the scene in a police car. officers arrived after 6:00 to find two bodies on the front lawn of a house. a that i bore who lives across the street confronted the men with the firearm. >> a sheriff deputy shot a man in san jose. it happens near the busy cal trans station at about 5:30 tonight. abc7 news reporter uh -- ama dates is here to explain. >> we just learned he was a san jose resident and before he was shot he was on the tracks and acting erratically. the trouble began when an emergency call was made about a person lying on the trac
system. >> i am going to stop the subsidee to pbs and other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. >> somebody started a fire big bird twitter account. in a half hour they had 9900 followers. thought to be outdone somebody started a facebook page called big bird for president. the next debate takes place a week from tomorrow in danville, kentucky when vice president joe bid and congssman paul ryan face-off. we will air that debate starting at 6:00. >>> developing news, and police are at the scene of a double homicide that may have resulted from a neighbor dispute. one man was taken from the scene in a police car. officers arrived after 6:00 to find two bodies on the front lawn of a house. a that i bore who lives across the street confronted the men with the firearm. >> a sheriff deputy shot a man in san jose. it happens near the busy cal trans station at about 5:30 tonight. abc7 news reporter uh -- ama dates is here to explain. >> we just learned he was a san jose resident and before he was shot he was on the tracks and acting erratically. the trouble began when an emergency call
the subsidy to pbs, i like pbs, i love big bird. >> someone speedly -- immediately started a fire big -- [ unintelligible ] >>> gangnum-style a hit with one baby who refuses to eat. >> check this out. a london father says feeding 10-month-old benjamin is an ordeal, the dad says all that changes when he plays gangnam-style on his computer, the baby gets transfixed and eats his lunch without problem i am look at him. however, as soon as the video goes off, benjamin gets fussy again. >> i think the message is leave the video on. >>> street violence takes two more lives in san jose. the latest on an investigation at -- latest in the investigation. >>> frightening scene why deputies say they were forced to shoot a man. >> [ unintelligible ] >>> dramatic rescue on the rpep
is on my list. i use that term with all respect. so i will get rid of that. i will stop the subsidy to pbs. pn i like pbs. >> that means you will gut our investments in schools and education. establishes the beginning. there are two more debates to go. >> governor of rally is working as a surrogate for the obama team, talking to reporters after the debate. back here at home, several college campuses have to debate what parties. -- watch parties. sheldon joins us live from johns hopkins university. >> we are about a month away from the election. a lot of voters we talked to seem to be passionate about both candidates. you'll remember from the 2008 election that college-aged voters were energized and excited headed into the election. based on the conversation we have had here, the same seems to be happening this year. >> the dining hall, it is never this fall. i think everyone is really excited for the election and the debate progressed more than seven it lasted as piled into the dining hall in the johns hopkins campus to watch governor romney and president obama. >> what is the mood on camp
bird because romney mentioned the bird when he said he cut subsidies to pbs. take a listen. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i love big board, i like you, too. >> robny would cut it. the comment, as you might imagine, received a massive response online. >>> george washington students held a watch party on campus tonight. most of the students we talked to say they are relieved the candidates are finally getting down to the issues and putting the attack ads behind them. they agreed this year the college vote will influence who comes out on top. here's what a few students had to say after watching the issues. >> like obama said, changing last minute. >> in the beginning, romney's five points are really along the lines of what my five points would be, but at the same time, the way that he want -- >> the vice president candidates will face each other later this month as well. >>> now todd news edge in maryland. a voter watchdog group says it uncovered voter fraud. the group election integrity maryland claims it found evidence that some people registered to
by mitt romney about how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs and other things. i like pbs, big bird and actually like you too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: this debate turned out to be the most tweeted event in u.s. history. 10.3 million tweets in total. the big bird comment you just heard generated 17,000 tweets per minute. wow. mike? >> people are apparently passionate about big bird. >> reporter: who knew people loved "sesame street" so much, right? >> no doubt. i never doubted it. >> we all grew up on "sesame street." kristin fisher live in our satellite center. >>> every debate includes a little stretching of the truth so to speak. did mitt romney or president obama do that when they were talking about taxes? derek mcginty watched the debate with our partners at "u.s.a. today." take a listen. >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about regardless, a lot of facts out there, especially this $5 trillion in tax cuts.
to television. the moderator happens to work for pbs as well. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'll stop the subsidy to pbs. i like big bird. >> at big bird romney, he promised to run in the 2016 elections if he got 10,000 retweets. possibly elmo can be vice president. >> : a whole cabinet of sesame street characters. >> this several different parodies. >> i like big bird but i would probably vote for elmo over big bird. >> why? >> elmo has a great personality. >> i think grover has the edge. >> grover is grumpy. >> he's not empty. >> oscar is grumpy. >> that's who it is. its abeen a long time since i've tuned in. >> -- it's been a long time since i've tuned in. >> let's get to the temperatures. we have some rain showers working through the area. light rain in the district and as you get south here down into parts of southern maryland, we'll get into rain showers as well. waldorf, la plata, you will likely see some showers here shortly. this will be pushing across out towards calvert county. light showers moving across the city out towards bridge county and eventually anne arundel county as well. what is happ
last night. and 56% say they like romney better after watching his performance. but moderator and pbs anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this to pbs. i like pbs, big bird and you too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: the two men will square off again october 16. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >>> both men hit the campaign trail today and the president will hold a rally in denver and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia campaigning with his running mate. >>> last night we teamed up with our counterparts at our sister newspaper "u.s.a. today" for a fact check session. >> every statement the candidates made was immediately dissected. derek mcginty has more with the "u.s.a. today"'s political editor. >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about, a lot of facts, especially the $5 trillion in tax cuts. president owe bottom ma -- president obama says that's what romney wants to do romney says not me. >> his central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top
of the other big moments came after romney's comment about cutting funding for pbs. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs and stop other things. i like pbs and big bird. and i like you, too. >> i like big bird but he'll be out of a job prompting the rush recreation of @firebigbird that gathered 27,000 followers. and this twit pic viewed over 147,000 times that says, will work for food. an energy bill do? or get the yard ready for cool weather? the answer? a lot less. the great american fix-up is going on now... ...with new projects every week and big savings every day. so you can do what needs to be done. today. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now, owens corning ecotouch attik insulation is only $11.87 a roll. [ male announcer ] why not talk to someone who owns an adjustable version of the most highly recommended bed in america? ask me about my tempur advanced ergo. goes up. goes up. ask me what it's like to get a massage anytime you want. goes down. goes down. [ male announcer ] tempur-pedic brand owners are more satisfied than owners
the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs, i love big bird. i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china. >> thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. that's about time. we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. but that's what we heard last night. >> bret: in all seriousness, pbs released a statement today and they said, quote, we are very disappointed that pbs became a political target in the presidential debate. governor romney does not understand the value of american people place on public broadcasting and the outstanding return on investment the system delivers to our nation. the federal investment and public broadcasting equals about one, 100th of 1% of the federal budget, elimination of funding would have virtually no impact on the nation's debt, yet the loss to the american public would be devastating. there are some people who say that that was not the best thing to mention, bringing up big bird. >> you're talking about somebody who does like pbs, but who believes the constitution means what it says. l
. >> good. so i'll get rid of that. i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidize to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i like big bird, i actually like you too. >> of course social media blew up on that big bird comment. it wasn't long before a new twitter account popped up, the handle fired big bird. big bird even posted this picture of himself on the "sesame street" stoop holding a will work for food sign. >> so who was telling the truth in the debate last night? we'll do some fact checking when jonathan strong of roll call joins us in our next half hour. >>> some of the other top stories we're following for you this morning, a meningitis outbreak is killing people across the nation, including here in maryland and virginia. two people have died in those states, and the cdc says the number of cases has risen to 26 nationwide, killing a total of four people. the outbreak is a rare form of the infection stemming from a steroid injection used to treat back pain. now, the steroid was made in massachusetts. it's since been recalled. >>> a 17-year-old boy dropped his bro
. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like big bird, like you, too. >> reporter: one of the surprising parts of the president's performance is what he didn't say, no mention of romney's 47% remark, no talk of bain capital, nothing about romney's own taxes. he did play the romney is a hypocrite card when it comes to health care. >> the irony is we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. because governor romney did a good thing working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model and as a consequence, people are covered. there it hasn't destroyed jobs. >> reporter: romney who ran from his massachusetts health care plan during the gop primaries now used it to attack to the middle to the general election. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did, instead, was to push through a plan would the a single republican vote. >> reporter: and romney's countless hours of rehearsals clearly produced lines like this.
the subsidy to pbs, i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i like big bird, i actually like you too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: the mere mention of cutting funds to big bird sent the social media world into high gear. pictures like this with big bird on the ropes. president obama on the campaign trail. >> i mean, thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. >> reporter: the pentagon, which has been a close ally of the eight-foot tall bird was asked about it at the briefing. >> i'm not going to get into politics here. i wouldn't want to ruffle any feathers so to speak. >> reporter: but big bird has some conservatives a little plucked. they argue that it's time to stop funding public broadcast programs like sesame street, npr and the pbs news hour. brian darling is with the con zefbtive heritage foundation. >> it's not at all. using public funds to fund entertainment, furthermore, it's a waste of money when there are private resources doing similar functions. we love big bird, but maybe
, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you too. >> the social media blew up right away on the big bird comment. it wasn't long before a new act popped up, the new handle fire big bird. big bird even posted this picture holding a will work for food sign. >> thousands of people already follow that. it is crazy. >> it is amazing. 24,000 followers now just from that comment. >> it is amazing the things people latch onto and it blows up and it becomes a big deal. it was just a comment. but people do what they do. >> so somebody put that picture together, i guess. >> look at the poor kids. >> oh, no! >> he wasn't saying to get rid of pbs or sesame street. he was just saying it would pull away the funding that the federal government gives. but people take it and run. whatever. >> look at tucker. >> everybody loves big bird. big bird is safe. weather forecast, starting off with cloud cover. we've got some humidity out there to start your day as well. some warm temperatures but changes today. we'll get drier air working in later this after
is the fate of big bird. last night, mitt romney said he would cut funding to pbs to bring down the deficit adding he liked the sesame street character big bird but not at a steep price. take a look. >> i'm s jim, i will stop the subsidy to pbs and other things. i like pbs and big bird, i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> following the statement, big bird fans flocked to twitter and facebook defending the sesame character and some parody accounts popped up, posting spoof photos of big bird and others, some too risky for tv news. the post debate coverage continues on www.myfoxdc.com. click on the fact checker to so how the candidates' claim stack up with the truth. it's on our home page at www.myfoxdc.com. >>> the conflict in syria is on the verge of growing into a crisis. turkey has continued firing at syrian targets. the violence comes after shells from syria hit a turkish border village killing five people. since, they authorized the country's military to conduct cross border operations in syria while turkey's
. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs, i love big bird, i actually like you too. >> reporter: one of the most surprising parts of the president's performance was what he did not say. no mention of romney's infamous 47% remark, no talk of bain capital, nothing about romney's own taxes. he did play the "romney is a hypocrite" card when it comes to health care. >> the irony is that we've seen this model work really well. in massachusetts. because governor romney did a good thing, working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model and, as a consequence, people are covered there. it hasn't destroyed job. >> reporter: romney, who ran from his massachusetts health care plan during the gop primaries, now used it to tack to the middle for the general election. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. i like the fact that in my state, we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did, instead, was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> reporter: and romney's countless hours of
specific, but i will. mr. corn, let's go to you. the federal subsidy for pbs in 2012 doesn't make up a huge part of this deficit. for example, 2012, the federal subsidy for pbs was $444 million. if you compare that to romney's plan for the federal budget, you'll see how miniscule it is. pbs subsidy, $444 million. but if you look at the tax breaks to oil and gas companies that romney defended last night, those add up to $4 billion this year alone. and take a look at mitt romney's plan for the defense budget. he wants to increase spending by $2 trillion over the next ten years. so, i mean, big bird is a big diversion to what he's really talking about in terms of the deficit. >> well, i think those of us out here crave specifics from governor romney. and when he's talked about this in the past, he's often thrown big bird under the bus. i don't know what would happen if he threw big bird under the bass. maybe the bus would go off the road. but never the let's, he has this little set piece he does. do you want to know what i'll cut? i'll cut pbs and big bird, the national endowment of humanities
stop the subsidy to pbs. like big bird, but i g on thingsep spendin that we have to borrow money for.china to pay there was a picture of what big bird holding a sign on the internet saying we will work for food. he has gained $22,000. a spokesman person for twitter the debate was the most about event in u.s. history. >> he will visit virginia today. he and paul ryan holding a rally tonight with a country singer. president obama will return to the campaign trail. he will speak in denver and at wisconsin iny of madison. vice president biden visiting iowa. stay with abc 7 for complete of the presidential race. atk for us online as well wjla.com. >> per vigil tonight to remember of the sniper attacks 10 years ago. it's at the united methodist n gaithersburg to honor the 10 people died during the three weeks. john allen mohammed and lee boyd malvo were convicted. malvo is serving a life sentence in a virginia prison and his accomplice was executed. funeral mass today for a two sonsoman and her o were shot and killed by the father.'s family members and friends your last night for petersons
stung by mitt romney. >> so i'll get rid of that. i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to start the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to start other things. i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. so that's number one. >> the big bird moment took off on twitter. 17,000 tweets per minute for big bird. and 10,000 tweets per minute for pbs. now for continuing coverage from tonight's debate go to nbcbayarea.com. we've posted the full debate as well as analysis from political experts. nbc bay area.com. now the vice presidential candidates will square off october 11th. of course, zeiwe'll have that f you as well. >>> man on the track, police foot race and a shooting. it led to confusion for cal train riders heading out of san jose tonight. it happened just after 5:00 today near the deradon cal train station. george kiriyama joins us with more. >> reporter: passengers riding cal train tonight experienced up to a 45-minute delay because of this involve-involved shooting here on these tracks. buses were brought in to help shuttle these riders. take a look at this
to stop the subsidy to pbs. i love pbs. i love big bird. actually like you too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money and borrowing money from china to pay for it, no. 1. >> is that harsh? >> it's harsh when we're focusing on big bird. but romney's point was that too much of our debt has been accumulated by china and other countries as well. what he didn't mention was that china was buying that up when george w. bush was president as well. but the fact that i had to point that out on the air tonight is an illustration of what barack obama didn't do. the president frankly should have been politely in his face, saying that's not accurate, just like the presentation about romney's health care program. the president should have merely said the governor is being a hypocrite. he did this in massachusetts. and the president frankly didn't do that tonight. i think that's the reason that people said that they gave the nod to mitt romney tonight. in the end, we've seen how people are going to vote in november. we've got two more debates to do. i think you'll see a different barack obama in t
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